The one-minute time machine is a play on the common idea of going back to redo things a second time a better way. But there’s a double twist and it got me thinking…
I’m not entirely sure for whom this novel is written or what the overall plot is – but it does make me think about the flexibility of the time line.
Children want the future today! Maybe one day in the future, they will, and I’m sure it won’t be long until they’re teaching us how to operate the controls of the family time machine!
Is there a future with optic fibers and warped mirrors as time machines? Or are these just some random thoughts from the reflection of a wrinkly old man day dreaming in front of a mirror?
A watched kettle never boils. Does this make it a quantum or even just a steam powered time machine?
A time machine needs to move itself in time as well as its inhabitants because otherwise it would be a portal. But how does it do that without bootstrapping?
The open ending in “The Time Machine” lends itself well to a sequel. Baxter’s atrocity of a sequel is “The Time Ships” which has somehow got itself registered as the authorised sequel, but far superior is “Epilogue: Time Machine Chronicles” by Jaime Batista.
Some time travel novels focus more on the journey to another time, and how it’s done, than the destination itself. Other novels focus only on the “when” and pretty much ignore the time *travel* element. Which kind of novel works best?
Cartoon with a warning for time travellers – take note!
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